For the Dystopian Literature Summative in English, I answered the following questions for two books, “The Giver” and “The Testing”.
1. What is the setting (time, place, atmosphere)? Which part of setting has the greatest effect on the character? How does it affect the character?
2. What are the causes of the dystopian societies in the reading? What has made them dystopian?
3. What messages or main themes are in the readings?
4. What similarities or parallels are there between the fictional world of the readings and our real world? What connection is there?
5. How ‘realistic’ are the readings? How likely did the authors ‘predict’ the future?